I hope she's handling it better by now as I see this was posted a couple weeks ago. I agree with PP, I would try to keep information age appropriate and minimize what happens with the actual body of the deceased. If it was me, I would find a nice picture of her uncle that you can frame and she can keep in her room. That will give her a good image to see, rather than him thinking about being turned into ashes.View Thread
We're cheering for the Seahawks since they're the closest team to us geographically. I can't imagine they'd bother moving the game based on the weather. They plan in horrible weather all the time! Last I saw on Sportscenter, I think it's supposed to be in the 30s with mixed rain and snow. It'd suck to sit out in and will be cold and miserable to play in, but it's not like it's -20. I always look forward to the Super Bowl. Good times with yummy food!View Thread
Yes! Thank goodness we're in the mountains so with windchill it was only around -45. On the other side of the state where the wind REALLY blows, I can't even imagine how cold it must have felt. Now this weekend they're calling for freezing rain which scares the begeezus out of me.View Thread
It was -25 here in Montana over the weekend. Now this weekend we're supposed to get freezing rain which really sucks. We've got probably 4 inches of snow on the ground and it's about 10 degrees for a high today.View Thread
I recently read about this too and switched DD2s seat from the LATCH to the seat belt. I love the LATCH system but she's 46 pounds and her seat is at least 20 lbs and I plan to keep her harnessed for another year or so until she outgrows her seat in height so I figured it's better than using the booster with just a seat belt.View Thread
If it was me, I'd put him to bed earlier. Sleep begets sleep. And you say that he's exhausted which tells me that he'll fall asleep quickly and maybe he'll only sleep until 5:30 still but he'll be getting a little extra each night. Once he's not feeling so exhausted, you may be able to push his bedtime back a bit to get him to sleep in. In my experience though, when my kids are over tired, they don't sleep nearly as well and tend to wake up earlier so I would think that putting him to bed at like 6:30 may actually get him to sleep longer. I'd make sure he's nice and full like pp said and make sure his room is nice and dark and give it a shot.View Thread
DD1 is 4.5 and DD2 is 18 months. We eat dinner at 5:30 and then they play until bath time around 6:30 or 6:45. Then we all read together, DD2 nurses and is put in her crib. Until this past week, DD1 went to sleep at the same time. However we've had to mix it up. She's been protesting that it's not fair that she has to go to bed at the same time as little sister and kept getting up and was fighting sleep for hours in protest. So we agreed to let her stay up for an extra 10 minutes with us reading on the couch. If she stays in bed all night, she gets 10 minutes again the next night. If not, she has to go to bed at the same time as DD2. She's gone to sleep without so much as a peep this week and is very happy that she, "Gets to feel more like an adult."View Thread
We go to DH's grandparents house for a huge get together in the afternoon and then go to my parents house in the evening for a much smaller dinner with my immediate family. I generally bring pumpkin pie to my parents house but this year my mom said not to worry about bringing anything. I'll get her a pretty centerpiece for her table. DH's grandparents never let anyone bring anything to their's.View Thread
We've had conversations with DD1 about death due to pets and family members passing. However, DH and I were on the same page ahead of time and discussed how we wanted to try to explain it to her, by telling her that they were in Heaven and that of course spurs other conversations. It's so far beyond their scope that they really can't grasp it (I mean really, it's hard for adults too!) but you just have to do your best to make it simple and not scary and base it on your own beliefs.View Thread
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